Yemeni President May Come to U.S.

     In this April 15, 2011, file photo Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh waves to his supporters during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen.

    Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo

    The White House has agreed in principle to allow Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh to come to the U.S. to receive medical treatment over injuries sustained after a bombing at his presidential complex. Obama administration officials had previously said that the only way Saleh would be allowed into the country would be for “legitimate medical treatment.” But an anonymous official said, “The main goal is to remove him physically from Yemen so there’s no way he can meddle in the political process there. Getting him medical treatment seemed a logical way to do this.”

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